Feeds

Java bug burns Borg

Cisco tells users to patch RMI vuln

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Cisco has asked users of its Secure Access Control System 5.5 or lower to implement an urgent patch, as it has spotted several problems with its RMI implementation.

There are three independent bugs: one privilege escalation vuln (CVE ID CVE-2014-0649, here), an unauthenticated user access vulnerability (CVE 2014-0648 here), and CVE 2014-0650 (here) which is an operating system command injection vulnerability.

The first two, Cisco says, arise from “insufficient authentication and authorisation enforcement”. while the third is caused by “insufficient input validation”.

The Secure ACS products, part of the Borg's TrustSec solution, provides RADIUS and TACACS+ services for enterprise networks and VPN access.

The Java Remote Method Invocation system provides communication between ACS devices, using TCP port 2020 and 2030. This allows users to replicate confirmation information and data in multi-server environments.

In a separate note, Cisco advises that users can restrict access to these ports to trusted servers only, and can use Transit Access Control Lists to drop packets trying to exploit the vulnerabilities, while the Cisco ASA 5500. the ASA module for the Catalyst 6500, or the firewall services module for the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 can all be deployed to mitigate the risk.

The Borg states that the problem was discovered during internal testing. The update is available here. ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM
Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables
Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier?
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't
We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.